Spring bud

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Spring Bud (Spring Green (traditional)) (#A7FC00)

Spring bud is the color that used to be called spring green before the X11 web color spring green was formulated in 1987 when the X11 colors were first promulgated. This color is now called spring bud to avoid confusion with the web color.[citation needed]

The color spring bud is also called soft spring green.[citation needed]

Spring bud[edit]

Spring BudHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #A7FC00
sRGBB  (rgb) (167, 252, 0)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (20, 0, 80, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (88°, 90%, 63%)
Source Maerz and Paul[1]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the color spring bud.

This color is also called soft spring green, spring green (traditional), or spring green (M&P)(M&P=Maerz and Paul). As noted above, this was the color that was traditionally called "spring green" before the web color spring green was formulated in 1987.

The first recorded use of spring green as a color name in English (meaning the color that is now called spring bud) was in 1766.[2]

Variations of spring bud[edit]

Pale spring bud[edit]

Spring Green (Crayola)How to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #ECEBBD
sRGBB  (rgb) (236, 235, 189)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (5, 0, 95, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (80°, 60%, 90%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

This pale tone of spring bud is the color called spring green in Crayola crayons. (See spring green on the List of Crayola crayon colors).

Medium spring bud[edit]

Spring Bud (ISCC-NBS)How to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #C9DC87
sRGBB  (rgb) (201, 220, 137)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (10, 0, 90, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (80°, 70%, 80%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

At right is displayed the medium tone of spring bud that is called "spring bud" on the ISCC-NBS color list.

The source of this color is the following website, the ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955) (a site for stamp collectors to identify the colors of their stamps)--Color Sample of Spring Bud (color sample #119): [1]

June bud[edit]

June BudHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #BDDA57
sRGBB  (rgb) (189, 218, 87)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (12, 0, 88, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (80°, 75%, 85%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

At right is the less saturated color june bud.

The source of this color is the following website, the ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955) (a site for stamp collectors to identify the colors of their stamps)--Color Sample of June Bud (color sample #116): [2]

Bud green[edit]

Bud GreenHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #7BB661
sRGBB  (rgb) (123, 182, 97)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (32, 0, 47, 29)
HSV       (h, s, v) (102°, 47%, 71[3]%)
Source Pantone TPX[4]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The color bud green is displayed at right.

The source of this color is the "Pantone Textile Paper eXtended (TPX)" color list, color #15-6442 TPX—Bud Green.[5]

May green[edit]

May GreenHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #4C9141
sRGBB  (rgb) (76, 145, 65)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (48, 0, 53, 43)
HSV       (h, s, v) (112°, 55%, 57[6]%)
Source RAL
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the color may green.

This is one of the colors in the RAL color matching system, a color system widely used in Europe. The RAL color list first originated in 1927, and it reached its present form in 1961.

Spring bud in human culture[edit]

Horticulture

  • The color spring bud is representative of and brings to mind the young buds of growing vegetation in early spring, and thus it is associated with new life.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The color displayed in the color box above matches the color called spring green in the 1930 book by Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill; the color spring green is displayed on page 59, Plate 18, Color Sample J7.
  2. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 205; Color Sample of Spring Green: Page 59 Plate 18 Color Sample J7 (Note: Before the formulation of the X11 color list color spring green in 1987, Spring Green was thought of as a light green tinted toward the yellow that is shown in the color box above labeled spring bud and in the color sample labeled spring green in Maerz and Paul, instead of the pure spectrum web color spring green halfway between green and cyan that is now regarded as the color spring green.)
  3. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #7BB661 (Bud Green):
  4. ^ Type the words "Bud Green" into the indicated window on the Pantone Color Finder and the color will appear.
  5. ^ Pantone TPX Pantone Color Finder--Type the words "Bud Green" into the indicated window on the Pantone Color Finder and the color will appear:
  6. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color # 4C9141 (May Green:

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